Linguae Vasconum Primitiae: The First Fruits of the Basque Language, 1545 (Basque Classics) (Hardcover)

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Linguae Vasconum Primitiae: The First Fruits of the Basque Language, 1545 (Basque Classics) (Hardcover)

By Bernard Etxepare, Beñat Oyharçabal (Introduction by), Mikel Morris Pagoeta (Translator)

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OUT OF HUMBLE BEGINNING MAY BETTER FORTUNE FOLLOW So ends Bernard Etxepare's Linguae Vasconum Primitiae, likely the first book ever printed in the Basque language, in the year of 1545. Published in Bordeaux, the book contains a modest collection of poems, some religious, others love poetry, one autobiographical, and two extolling the virtues of Basque and its worthiness through publication to be included with the other languages of the world. Written in the Lower Navarrese dialect of Basque, the poems have found enduring fame among the Basques for their celebration of the Basque language. Included alongside the seminal translation by Mikel Morris Pagoeta is a comparative rendition of the original Basque. The book also includes a foreword by Pello Salaburu, the preface to the 1995 edition by Patxi Altuna, and an introduction by Be at Oyhar abal.

Product Details ISBN: 9781935709336
ISBN-10: 193570933X
Publisher: Center for Basque Studies Press
Publication Date: January 4th, 2013
Pages: 231
Language: English
Series: Basque Classics